Thomas Sterley, Snr. SV/PROG (1765 - 1848)

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Birthplace: Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Port Elizabeth
Occupation: Husbandman, army pensioner, 1820 Settler, Damant, Ocean
Managed by: Alan Neilson
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About Thomas Sterley, Snr. SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Thomas Sterley 54, Husbandman and army pensioner, together with his wife Ann Moorecroft 44, and their 6 children, were members of Damant's Party of 57 Settlers on the Settler Ship Ocean.

Party originated from Norfolk.

Departed London, 13 December 1819. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town - 9 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth - 15 April 1920

Area Allocated to the Party : The old Waaiplaats barracks, then to the Gamtoos River. They were located at the source of the Kaffir Kraal River but the location was at once rejected by Lieutenant Damant and they moved to the Gamtoos River, their settlement being called Lammas.

Children :

  • Thomas Sterley 17
  • John Sterley 13
  • Mary Sterley 12
  • Lydia Sterley 8
  • Maria Sterley 6
  • James Sterley 1

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Billingsford Norfolk

Oct 22, 1819

Honorable Sir

Having engaged to serve Messrs DAMANT of the Cape of Good Hope as a labourer for the term of five years and wishing to take my Wife and Family of seven children who are all agreeable to accompany me there I hereby request your permission for the same purpose to embark from this Country. Beging the favor of your reply as soon as possibly convenient as the first ship will soon sail for the Cape. I beg you will direct for me as above.

I am Honorable Sir

your obed humb servt

Thomas STERLEY

(My age is 54 years)

National Archives, Kew CO48/45, 1040

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Thomas Sterley, Snr. SV/PROG's Timeline

1765
1765
England, United Kingdom
1799
1799년 July 8일
Age 34
Coventry, Warwick, England, United Kingdom
1803
1803
Age 38
Fakenham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
1805
1805
Age 40
England, United Kingdom
1807
1807
Age 42
Billingford, Norfolk, UK
1812
1812
Age 47
England, United Kingdom
1814
1814
Age 49
1816
1816
Age 51
England, United Kingdom
1818
1818년 12월 7일
Age 53
1821
1821
Age 56
Hankey, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa